Cooked to perfection
Our dining experience was absolutely delightful. The food and service were wonderful. We will return and recommend it to our friends and family.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The students do a fantastic
The students do a fantastic job! I was really impressed with their service and quality of food.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food selections and service
The food selections and service were wonderfully excellent as always. The ambience is as good as possible considering the place's physical constrictions and lack of an inspiring outside view simply due to its location. I had the cuban sandwich, mushroom salad, senate bean soup, and cheesecake with figs. My husband had the tilapia with poblano sauce, the same salad as my wife, the corn chowder, and the profiteroles. With but one exception the foods were truly excellent! That single exception was the profiteroles which, because of having been frozen, had the pastry somewhat rock hard and decidedly more so than the few others I've experieced elsewhere. The taste was fine, but that oversight made the profiteroles only average at best.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I wish more people knew about
I wish more people knew about this! The food is fantastic, the servers extremely professional and attentive, and it is all bargain priced. We have attended the culinary dinners a few times every year and are never disappointed. A five course dinner with dessert for under $25!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food by the culinary
Outstanding food by the culinary students; awesome service by the hospitality students and an incredible value for what you get for lunch! Can't beat it! Will be back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Wheat Cafe is a restaurant
The Wheat Cafe is a restaurant run by the culinary students at COD. Everything from food preparation to kitchen clean-up is done by the students. This includes the making of the bread, bread sticks and dinner rolls, and the entire dinner from appetizer through dessert. The salmon entree was cooked to perfection although it could have been a tad warmer when served. For dessert, I had the tiramsu and my husband had the poached pear with a napolean. Beverages were refiiled often. Our wait staff person, Ashley, did a wonderful job describing the menu. This is a good place to "test the water" and taste the food budding chefs are preparing. A throughly delightful experience. We will be back.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
My group enjoyed our lunch
My group enjoyed our lunch very much and plan to come back again. It was a little noisy, but the presentation of the food and the wait staff made it a great experience.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The servers and staff were
The servers and staff were very attentative to our every needs. It would have nice at the end to have the cooking staff come out and receive recognition and thanks from the customers.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Student Learning Experience
Excellent food prepared and served by students enrolled in the culinary classes at the College of Dupage. Menu choices are limited, but you get a choice of soup, salad, entree and dessert. The evening dinner includes a starter. This is an excellent learning experience for the culinary students and a great dining experience is had for moderate prices. Wine is extra. The servers (also culinary students) are eager to discuss their dreams of a future in the culinary arts.o
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wheat cafe is a College of DuPage student-run dining room. The food is excellent, and at a great price with everything that is included. I would definitely recommend Wheat if you want to have a nice lunch at a reasonable price, while helping give students the experience needed while in the culinary and hospitality program.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wheat Cafe at College of Du Page
This dining experience fss the product of their culinary program with junior college students. The fare is unique, very well presented and priced more reasonably than retail establishments offering similarly high quality meals. The menu changes roughly once every teaching quarter but with no offerings in the summer. The choices generally are maybe three entrees served with a choice of one or two salads, one or two soups and any one of 1-3 desserts. There is some repetition of what's offered from one year to the next and a moderately noisy atmosphere due to hard linoleum floors. But, the food experience is unique, the student service is high quality, and the prices are lower than one might expect.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and quality
Our food was excellent and the wait staff did a great job- very nice experience
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food for a Great Price
Our first visit to Wheat Cafe will not be our last. Culinary and Hospitality students at COD prepare and serve your 5 course meal - all for $22 pp. The food quality is excellent, the wait staff are friendly and eager to please. The menu changes regularly. They offer a limited selection of wine which is OK but the real star here is the excellent quality of the food. This is a real "find".
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to the Culinary School Dining Center. I was very pleased with the service and the food. I will definitely return . This is a gem the community needs to get to know. I will share my pleasure with others. In fact, I am planning to return at the end of the month. The opportunity to attend the restaurant in combination with a play at the MAC would be wonderful.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really nice restaurant. Superb service from start to finish. Wonderful food prepared with great recipes and care. The attention to detail is evident from the table settings to the presentation on the plate. Unbelievable value. Can't wait to go back.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Culinary Cuisine
As soon as I walked in I was greeted by one of the students and was taken to my seat. My waiter was fabulous! He was unobtrusive and had a happy disposition. I was impressed my the casual elegance of the restaurant. The portions of the food are smaller than usual, but the food is fresh and plated well. My salmon was cooked perfectly and the desserts rocked. Especially the cheesecake with diced apples on top in a delicious sauce. I will definitely be back for lunch and possibly dinner very soon!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place for lunch. The food and service was great and you are supporting the work of the College of DuPage Culinary program and students.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Few Suggestions:
My friend & I found the breadsticks looking so delicious, but found them to be stale & tasteless.
It took 3 tries to finally get HOT coffee.....with actual steam coming out as it was poured. Before that, it was just a bit warmer than room temp.
Waitresses & their helpers were ever so good @ making sure we had everything we needed, especially when it came to finally getting my coffee HOT!
Noise level was a bit loud, but with groups right next to our table, what can one expect, I guess!
Thank You for allowing us to dine in such "luxury!"
We'll be returning, for sure!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always a pleasure to dine at Wheat Cafe. I enjoy interacting with the students, and the food is always delicious.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time I have been back to Wheat Cafe and I have LOVED it each time! The food is wonderful and the wait staff does a great job. I love that their are numerous options for each of the courses of the meal, it is great to try new things as well as for picky eaters. Overall, this place is GREAT!!!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated a good friend to lunch for her birthday at Wheat Café. Wonderful lunch -- great food and really good service and great value! We'll definitely be coming back!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good value.
Very good food with nice presentation at a great price.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with student employees
The Wheat cafe employees College of DuPage students who are enrolled in their Culilnary Arts program. I've eaten here 3-4 times and the food has always been excellent; the salads and soups, in particular, are delicious. The lunches offer three dining options for the entree; all I've had have been very good. You also have a choice of soup, salad and desert. The short ribs I had on my most recent visit were extremely tender and flavorful. The service is quite good and attentive and it is great to give the students an opportunity to hone their skills. I highly recommend trying this place for lunch
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM